Chapel Hill, NC
North Carolina’s Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Always passionate, and at times profane, Sarah walks the line between vulnerable and menacing. You can hear in her voice what’s she’s seen; world weary, hard lessons learned—or not—but always defiant. She level-steady means what she says. The Disarmers, with their snarling boom-chicka boom guitars and an Old 97’s swing in the rhythm section, keeps it in the pocket. Tight and tough. SS&tD has been covered by the likes of No Depression, Independent Weekly, and Rolling Stone, with the latter including the group on their July 2016 list of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” Recently signed to Bloodshot Records, the group will release their latest album Sidelong in April, followed by a brand new album in 2018.